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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Volkswagen New Beetle, 2001

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Volkswagen New Beetle, 2001

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Volkswagen New Beetle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Volkswagen New Beetle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



24679 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe





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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle

Today on this 2002 VW Beetle we are going to install part number 24679 from Draw-Tite. As shown here, this is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a bicycle rack, a ball mount or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground on this particular vehicle is going to be 7-5/8 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed. 0:31

Alright, the first thing we need to do on our install is actually remove the spare tire so we can get down to the trunk well. And when you are done it should look like this. And then our next step is to go underneath the vehicle and loosen the two bolts that hold the muffler up to the frame. OK, the next thing we need to do is modify the heat shield. And we need to make a cut about an inch in on both sides and just push it up and out of the way. Alright, now we can go ahead and start installing the hitch on the vehicle. 1:15

We will be installing the driver side part of the hitch above the bracket. And then on the passenger side, the back part of the frame bracket will lay on top of the tow loop. To install the carriage bolt, we are going to use a bolt leader, part number 80101-1. Just put it through the hitch and pull it out of the side. Kind of work around in there until it comes through. And on the bottom side we will install the block and the lock washer and nut. On the muffler side, we will install our bolts using the lock washer and two flat washers. We are just going to snug our bolts down but we are not going to tighten them down just yet. Alright, now we need to drill two holes out in the trunk pan for our hitch. And we are just going to use a simple block of wood to help hold the hitch up against the trunk pan. And we will use the hitch as a template for our holes. OK, we are going to us a 1/2 inch drill bit to make our hole in the trunk pan. 2:51

Alright, to install our hardware, we are going to be using the two shorter carriage bolts and the two smaller blocks. We are going to add some sealant around the holes we drilled out and then install the hardware. We are going to go ahead and repeat on the other bolt. Then we will add our lock washer and nut to the bolt. And then we can snug everything down. And then torque it down as specified in the instructions. And there you have it for part number 24679 from Draw-Tite.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24679

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan H.09/08/2011

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I bought this hitch for my 2001 VW Golf. The shipping was fast and cheap, (especially considering the size of the package) and the hitch showed up at my front door a few days after ordering, well-packed and undamaged. The install process was relatively straightforward, but I would say almost impossible without a second person to help hold the hitch in place while the bolts are attached. I ended up calling a friend and using the scissor jack out of the trunk of my car to hold the hitch in place while I bolted it in. I did run into a minor problem with a clearance issue between the rear valence on the car and the receiver portion of the hitch, but I rectified it by making a small cut-out in the plastic of the bumper with my pocketknife. Since the hitch is a permanent addition, I wasn't too concerned about making this alteration- you can't see it unless you look under the bumper, regardless. The package shipped with all the necessary hardware, and even included a hardcopy of the mounting instructions. As others have said, eye protection is key for this job, because you're going to have rust and road grit raining down on you while you try to move the hitch into position, and most of it is stuff you don't want in your eyes. In terms of actual towing, the hitch worked exactly as expected. I towed a uhaul trailer about 400 miles with absolutely no problems. It easily passed a safety inspection, and provided completely trouble-free operation. For the price and ease of install, this product can't really be beat! 23689






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave Meissner02/13/2011

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I ordered this hitch and cannot believe how fast it arrived. I had Uhaul install it for me without any problems. I ordred from you guys because Uhaul said that it would take them up to 10 days to get it. My order arrived in four days and dropped on my front proch in perfect condition. I have since gone on their web site to find a bike rack and am really impressed with all the information that is available including videos. What a great site - puts all the rest to shame. Good prices as well. 7121






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David B01/22/2011

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We have to use a hitch to mount a bike rack, which my wife uses also as a wheelchair carrier for her work. The hitch fit where it said, and installation wasn't too difficult. (Wear safety glasses! You will get a lot of sand and/or dirt in your eyes without them.) Our tow hook was more of a circle than the loop shown on the instructions. Taking out the passenger side back-up light during installation made getting the bolt in possible. 5899






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James W.10/10/2013

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The trailer hitch is solidly built an fairly straightforward to install even on your own. However having an extra set hands to hold hitch in place will help. The exhaust tip does rub against the hitch while car is running an creates a lil extra noise but a couple of zip ties should move exhaust that extra half inch to eliminate that. Otherwise great product. 2003 VW GTI 103373





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Hitch and exhaust contact does happen from time to time, but it is an easy fix. Zip ties probably will not cut it. They will either break or melt. Take a long, heavy pair of channel locks and bend the exhaust hangers in the area to get the tip away from the hitch, or you can swap out the rubber isolator for a different length to get the tip away.

Patrick B - 10/14/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ben Garr.05/14/2012

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Installation was very easy not hard at all, everything bolts and nuts Iall was in the bag. Just backed the VW GOLF UP ON TWO RAMPS I USE TO CHANGE OIL AND IT LOOKED JUST LIKE THE VEDIO YOU SHOW. TOOK ABOUT ONE HOUR. I also ordered the The two bike carrier to carry my mountain bike, can't wait for it to come. THANKS FOR YOUR PRODUCT LINE 40484






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerry Morin07/31/2011

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Installed very easily on my 2003 New Beetle. All the mounting points lined up, all the necessary hardware was there including longer bolts where it attached to the frame in existing threaded mounting position of the exhaust system. Drilled two holes only. Seems to be a very rugged assembly. Very satisfied. 20626






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jordan08/16/2012

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The draw-tite frame is made of very sturdy metal. I was impressed with how well it mated with the car and it installed in under an hour. Very satisfied and I will order from etrailer again since it came UPS in less that two days after I ordered it. Great buy! Thank you! 51884






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chester04/18/2012

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I have had this hitch for several years and have towed a trailer very easily. IT SAVED MY CAR WHEN I GOT REAR ENDED! It was a fairly slow crash and bent up the hitch but only tiny paint transfer on my car. As a hatchback I think I would have bean totaled otherwise. 37673






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott B.04/27/2012

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The hitch i ordered was delivered very fast and the video i viewed to install it on my vehicle made it very easy to install. It fit perfectly and only took about a half hour to install. I am very pleased and strongly recommend etrailer to others!!!!! 38649






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Erica C07/19/2011

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fit my 2002 Golf TDI perfectly. Super easy install - drilling through the trunk pan was the only somewhat difficult part. looks like a rock solid hitch, pulled a small trailer easily, we'll test it with a pop-up soon! 19698






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chrissy F.04/27/2013

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The lady on the phone who helped me was totally amazing. She sent everything I needed. Now my little bug is all ready to go road trippin'. Picture of Truckers World installing it. Thanks y'all! 78093






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bass M.04/17/2010

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A 1 hitch for my beetle With a convertable beetle the hitch mount reciever was the only way to go for my bike rack. This hitch went on easily and does the job as described. thanks 2940






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rene Robichaux04/28/2012

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The trailer hitch was easy to install on my 2006 VW Beetle. In fact, it took me almost as much time to get the spare tire back in the trunk as it did to instal the hitch. 38715






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony M07/31/2011

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Installation went very well. Relatively easy. Hitch looks well built. The two additional bolts which are located in the spare tire well add structural rigidity. 20621






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David S.06/01/2012

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The "excellent" applies to the price, ordering, shipping, and delivery. I will be happy to respond further after the hitch has been installed. 42277






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: timothy eder05/14/2012

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wow....it took longer to find all my tools than to install this on my 2002 golf .. no problems at all, now i can go look at trailers . 40509






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: anthony03/25/2013

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Hitch was perfect. Fit good had all the parts I'm very pleased with etrailer.com. I would definitely buy from them again 72390






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David Speak09/18/2012

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Very fast service and installation went just like the instructions. Fast delivery and great price! Thanks, Dave 55048






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Carl S.08/17/2011

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Good design, more mounting points than the competition. Fantastic experience with etrailer. Highly recommended! 22012






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dean05/20/2013

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Perfect fit on my 2002 TDI VW Golf. Install took less then an hour. 81215






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Darryl Lindsley11/07/2011

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The hitch installed quite easily, the instructions were right on. 26660






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim E10/19/2011

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extremely quick delivery. Easy to install as video illustrated 25824






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kent S.01/17/2012

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Good quality and pricing. Fast shipping. 29855






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: OConnor.rob10/04/2013

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Fits perfect 102578






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dwayne Mitschke08/02/2012

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Great! 50351






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Russ C.07/10/2014

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I bought a hitch from etrailer so I could install a bike rack on my 06 beetle. The order was quickly filled and all parts were included. Instructions were clear and the videos on the website made installation a breeze. Everything fit exactly as it was supposed to. Here is a pic of the hitch in action. It was a pleasure doing business with you guys......... 140548




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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
  • I would recommend a hitch and hitch mount bike rack for your 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. Because there is no place to secure the top straps of a trunk mounted bike rack, none of the manufacturers carry a trunk mount that is recommended for the convertible models. The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24679, along with the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, platform 2 bike rack would be an excellent setup for transporting bikes with your Beetle.
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  • Recommended Trunk-Mount Bike Rack for 2002 Volkswagen Beetle
  • Of the various racks you mentioned (Saris, Rhode Gear, Thule Passage and Yakima Super Joe), all will attach to the vehicle the same way, via 6 nylon webbing straps that use buckles to tighten them. Because of this, any one of the racks would be just as stable in their attachment to the vehicle as any of the others. I would not recommend the Rhode Gear model, as it uses Hook and Loop fasteners to secure the bikes to the cradles, instead of the more secure rubber straps that the rest of the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
  • I would recommend a hitch and hitch mount bike rack for your 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. A trunk mount bike rack is not going to work because there is no safe place to secure the top straps on a bike rack on convertible models of the 2006 VW New Beetle. The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24679, along with the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, platform 2 bike rack would be an excellent setup for transporting bikes with your Beetle. I have included some links of the hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
  • Because your 2004 VW new Beetle is a convertible, you cannot add a trunk mount bike rack because the rack will not be able to safely secure to the rear of the vehicle. If you want to carry bikes on the vehicle then you will need to install a trailer hitch like # 24679. I have included links to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation. For a bike rack, I recommend the Titan, # S63400. This is a 2 bike rack (the most that the Class I hitch can hold). It...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying 2 Bikes with a 2010 VW Beetle Convertible
  • We do have an option for carrying two bikes on a 2010 VW Beetle Convertible, but at this time there is not a trunk mount bike rack available for the convertible models. As long as your Beetle is not the Turbo S model you can use the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24679, along with a hitch mounted 2 bike rack that is compatible with a Class I Hitch. I would recommend the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack, # S64670, because it is easy to load bikes on and it folds compact for storage....
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  • Availability of 2 Bike Rack for a 2003 Volkswagen Turbo Beetle
  • The Thule and Yakima trunk bike racks are listed for a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle Hardtop, but not for the Turbo model. Because of the spoiler on the Turbo being located at the top edge of your trunk where the top hooks would attach, and it is retractable, is why it is not listed for your Turbo model. Even with your spoiler disabled it is not recommended to use a trunk bike rack on a Volkswagen Turbo Beetle. The spoiler would not be able to handle the loads of the bike rack. If you have...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24679 Fit a 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo Diesel
  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite about hitch # 24679 and a 2002 VW New Beetle Turbo Diesel. the only model that this trailer hitch will not fit is the Turbo S model. If yours is branded as a Turbo S it will not fit, otherwise it fits all models. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing, the correct ball mount is # 3593 and you can use pin and clip # PC2, 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256, and...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for a 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to test fit the Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier, # TH911XT, on a 1998 Volkswagen new Beetle, so I cannot provide any pictures or videos. According to Thule, none of their trunk mounted bike racks are a fit for the Beetle. Yakima does list several bike racks as a fit for your Beetle. According to Yakima, you can use the KingJoe 3, # Y02620, or the QuickBack 3, # Y02622. I have included installation details for each of these bike racks for reference. You...
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  • What Hitch Is Available to Fit A 2005 Or 2006 Volkswagen Rabbit
  • The new body style VW Rabbit was introduced to the US as a 2006 model. I do not have a listing for a 2005 VW Rabbit, just a Golf. You might check to see if your VW Rabbit might be a 2006 model. The Draw-Tite Class I Hitch, # 24679, will fit on a 2006 VW Rabbit but not the GTI V6 models. It attaches to the vehicles trunk floor. It has a gross towing weight capacity of 2,000 lbs. and a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. With the # 24679 hitch if you will be towing you will need the...
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  • What Bike Racks Fit a 2007 Volkswagen Limited Edition Beetle Convertible
  • Your 2007 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is not compatible with trunk-mount bike carriers so you will need to install a trailer hitch receiver that will enable use of a hitch-mounted bike carrier. DrawTite offers a 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch receiver for your Beetle, part # 24679. This hitch installs without welding but does require some drilling. All hardware is included. An installation video link is provided so you can see how this product installs to your Beetle. Written instructions...
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  • Trailer Hitch And Bike Rack Recommendation To Carry One Mountain Bike On A 1998 Volkswagen Beetle
  • On your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24679. This is a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch that has a maximum tongue weight rating of 200 lbs. You will only be able to carry a maximum of two bikes on a Class I hitch. Since you are looking to only carry one bike this hitch will work fine for you. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite hitch. The Swagman XC 2 Bike Carrier, part # S64650, is a good choice to...
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  • What is the Correct Ball Mount for a 2007 Volkswagen new Beetle
  • The correct ball mount for any Class I or Class II trailer hitch should be listed in the hitch instructions from the manufacturer. You have to use the ball mount the hitch manufacturer states because it is the optimal option for that hitch and vehicle combination. For Draw-Tite hitch # 24679, the correct ball mount is # 3593 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For Curt hitch # 11066 the correct ball mount is # C45510. However, the Curt hitch and Hidden Hitch # 60902 come with the correct...
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  • Would the Swagman XTC-2 Work on a 2003 VW New Beetle Convertible
  • You will first need a hitch, but yes, the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 that you referenced would work on your 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. For a hitch I would recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24679. I attached install videos for both products for you to check out also.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24679 Fit a Non-Turbo 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24679, will fit your 2009 VW New Beetle non-turbo model. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you plan on doing any towing, the recommended ball mount is # 3593 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For a ball, use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, use # 119175KIT. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of the wiring on a similar vehicle for...
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  • Draw Tite Hitch # 24679 Recommendation for a 2004 VW New Beetle GLX Turbo
  • You are correct, this Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24679 will work on your 2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLX. The only model this hitch will not work on is the Turbo S and since that is not what you have you should be good. I attached installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Volkwagen Rabbit
  • For your 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit you would want a Draw Tite Hitch part # 24825. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Draw Tite Hitch # 24679 that you referenced is a fit for other Volkswagen vehicles but not your Rabbit so I would not recommend it for you.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24679 Fit on a 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
  • Convertibles are not typically compatible with trailer hitches due to the additional support braces attached to the frame for the convertible top, so I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and he told me that while they have not specifically tested the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24679, on a 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible, they have not received any fit issues of this hitch with a convertible. I have attached the installation instructions of this hitch for you to check...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24679 fit a 2008 VW Golf City
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24679 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2008 Volkswagen City Golf. I attached installation instructions and an install video for you to check out also.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Fit a 2000 Volkswagen Golf 1.8 Liter Turbo
  • According to Draw-Tite, Hitch # 24679 will fit a 2000 Volkswagen Golf including turbo models (GTI). I have included a link to the installation details for you to view so you can determine if anything under the vehicle will interfere with the hitch. If you plan on doing some towing, the correct ball mount is # 3594 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For a ball use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, use harness # 119175KIT. I have included...
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  • Availability of Cargo Carrier For 2003 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • I would not have any roof cargo carriers or roof cargo bags that would be able to mount to the convertible roof of your 2003 Volkswagen Beetle. The convertible roof is not designed to carry any amount of weight. I would recommend to use a hitch and a hitch cargo carrier to carry any extra cargo on your Beetle. The hitch would be the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24679. This hitch has a 200-lb tongue weight capacity. You will want to check your owners manual or with...
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  • Will the Thule DoubleTrack Platform Bike Rack Work on a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle with Turbo Diesel
  • Yes, the Thule Platform Bike Rack, # TH990XT, will work on your 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle with turbo diesel engine. To use this rack you will need to install a receiver hitch like the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24679, which is compatible with the New Beetle with turbo option.. We have installation videos and I have linked installation instructions for the bike rack and hitch for you to review.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2004 Volkswagen GTI
  • For your 2004 Volkswagen GTI I recommend the same hitch you referenced, # 24679, since you want a hitch to carry bikes. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showign a typical installation on a similar vehicle. This is a Class I trailer hitch so you will need a bike rack that is compatible with Class I hitches and you will be limited to carrying a maximum of 2 bikes. I recommend the Swagman Titan, # S63400. This rack fits all of the necessary criteria...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24679 on a 2006 VW New Beetle
  • I attached a link to the installation instructions to the right as well as an install video that should help you.
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  • Bike Carrying Options for 1991 BMW 318ic, 2000 VW Golf and 2000 VW Passat Wagon
  • Once the Curt # C11514 hitch was installed on the 1991 BMW 3 series convertible, a rack designed to be held on with a trailer ball, like Swagman's # S64095 would be your best choice. The # 19256 would hold the rack onto the fixed drawbar of the hitch. For your 2000 VW Golf, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 24679, and for the 2000 Passat Wagon, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 24698 hitch. As you mentioned, the last two hitches are Class I rated with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. Both the bike...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Is Least Visible When Installed On 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle
  • We have the dimensions for 2 of the 3 hitches that are designed to fit your 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle. The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 60902, measures 7-1/4 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver tube, and 5-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper. The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, part # 24679, measures 7-5/8 inches from the top of the receiver to the ground and 4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper,...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo
  • If your 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle turbo is not an S model then you can install a trailer hitch, # 24679. There are currently no hitch options for the Turbo S models, only the regular Turbo models. You could then use a bike rack that is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch. I recommend the Swagman Trailhead, # S63360. It can fold down, it has anti-sway cradles, and the rise in the shank provides more ground clearance. I do not recommend a trunk mount rack because of the spoiler....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle
  • The Swagman bike rack # s64095 is meant to mount on a ball platform on either a truck bumper or the right kind of ball mount installed in a trailer hitch. It is probably not the best option for your 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle for this reason. You would need a hitch, # 24679, which will fit as long as you do not have the Turbo S model. Regular turbo and all other models are fine. Then you would need ball mount # 3593 and a ball with a 3/4 inch diameter shank, # 19256. Then you can use...
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  • Cargo Carrying Options For 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle
  • The tallest cargo bags we offer are 19 inches tall and based upon the 23 inch height of the bread boxes you need to transport, may not work for you. The cargo boxes we carry have even less height than the cargo bags. If the bread boxes you mentioned can be placed on their side then some of the bags may work out for you. I have attached a link to our product pages for cargo bags. An option you may wish to consider is to install a roof rack and an open-top cargo basket. It would mean...
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  • 2006 VW New Beetle Convertible Gas Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation
  • I have a hitch that will fit your 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle, but the Hidden Hitch part # 24679 that you referenced is designed for newer Beetles than what you have so I would not recommend it for you. You would want the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24679. This is a Class I hitch that could carry your two bikes easily. I attached an install video for you to check out. Anybody with a decent mechanical inclination could install this hitch. There is no welding required, if you are uncomfortable...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
  • In order to carry bikes on a 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle convertible you will need to install a trailer hitch because there are no trunk mount or roof rack options for the convertible models. I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24679. This is a Class I trailer hitch so you will need a rack that is Class I compatible and you are limited to a maximum of 2 bikes. For a compatible bike rack I recommend the Swagman Titan, # S63400. It features anti-sway cradles, an integrated cable lock,...
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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 24679 Installation instructions 24679 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Drilling required for installation,Trunk access required for hitch installation,Minor heat shield modification may be required,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 119178KIT
119178KIT

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3593
3593


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball - 19258

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